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Wagner strikes parked vehicle in log yard

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Sorting
Location: 
Grand Forks, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2018-12-10
Company Name: 
INTERFOR
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A Wagner operator returned to the scale shack equipment cache in the Wagner to retrieve gear.

After retrieving the gear, the operator proceeded to run the Wagner north and out of the sample yard.

The operator lost track of a parked sand truck and made contact with the left drive tires of the Wagner causing significant damage to the parked vehicle.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • All mobile equipment must slow down, never rush, and wait for assistance if necessary. Meet with operators frequently to discuss rules of the log yard.
  • Log yard unloading cycle times must never take precedence over site safety!
  • In this log yard, parked vehicles or equipment will no longer be stored in close proximity to the Wagner’s normal travel route.
  • Should there be an upset condition, all equipment operators must request a hazard assessment be completed by a Supervisor prior to proceeding.

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Jake Remo, Sawmill Superintendent, Grand Forks

Jake.Remo@interfor.com

 

File attachments
Safety Alert-Interfor-Wagner Strikes Parked Vehicle-Grand Forks-Dec 10-2018.pdf
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